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Steady state optimization of an ammonia reactor

Patnaik, LM and Viswanadham, N and Sarma, IG (1980) Steady state optimization of an ammonia reactor. In: Computers & Electrical Engineering, 7 (3). 217-223.

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A hybrid simulation technique for identification and steady state optimization of a tubular reactor used in ammonia synthesis is presented. The parameter identification program finds the catalyst activity factor and certain heat transfer coefficients that minimize the sum of squares of deviation from simulated and actual temperature measurements obtained from an operating plant. The optimization program finds the values of three flows to the reactor to maximize the ammonia yield using the estimated parameter values. Powell's direct method of optimization is used in both cases. The results obtained here are compared with the plant data.

Item Type: Journal Article
Publication: Computers & Electrical Engineering
Publisher: Elsevier Science Ltd.
Additional Information: Copyright of this article belongs to Elsevier Science Ltd.
Department/Centre: Division of Electrical Sciences > Computer Science & Automation
Date Deposited: 30 Oct 2009 09:46
Last Modified: 19 Sep 2010 05:31
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ac.in/id/eprint/20182

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